From a more terrestrial perspective, our home galaxy measures more than 587,862,540,000,000,000 miles.
When the Milky Way and Andromeda eventually collide, astronomers estimated that the collision would give birth to an even larger cluster of stars.
The product of this galactic collision was named Milkomeda.
European Space Agency (ESA) astronomers said: “Our own Milky Way contains the remains of many smaller galaxies that it has encountered and devoured in the past and is currently absorbing the elliptical galaxy Dwarf.
“It looks like our Milky Way will be placed in its giant neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, resulting in an elliptical galaxy called ‘Milkomeda,’ a new home for Earth, the Sun and the rest of the Solar System in about two billion years.”